You may be interested in starting a career, changing direction in mid-career, or enhancing your skills in your area of specialty. If so, NSU College of Optometry offers you options that create opportunities.
At the College of Optometry, teaching is central to our mission. Our faculty members are nationally recognized scholars, with expertise in teaching, research, and scholarship. The MSCVR program is a 45-credit degree program, including a thesis.
The thesis is based on a research project designed according to the student's interest. Each student has an adviser who is an expert in the student's area of interest and guides the student's thesis project. At least seven, and as many as twelve, semester credit hours are devoted to the preparation of a thesis. The program may be completed on an intensive basis in as short as two years or up to six calendar years on a part-time basis.
The College of Optometry's professional degree program may be combined with the MSCVR program to enable students to earn both degrees in a minimum of five calendar years.
The certificate option is designed to fulfill all core course requirements for the Masters of Science degree as defined by the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges. Students completing the certificate option may, upon acceptance, transfer all courses successfully completed to any track of the Master of Science in Clinical Vision Research Program.